21 New Cases of H1N1, One Dies

Published: 11th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2015 04:40 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Fifty-one-year-old Prema, a resident of Subbanna Garden near Vijayanagar, became the latest victim of H1N1, taking the toll in the city to seven. She died at Apollo hospital on Monday, a BBMP official said.

Of the 24 cases in the city, 21 new cases were reported in BBMP limits and three in Bengaluru Urban district limits, according to a Health Department official.

Health officials say that of the total 131 cases in the state, the number of people with symptoms of influenza in the city has touched 99.

Meanwhile, at a meeting with doctors of BBMP hospitals, officials on Tuesday reviewed the mechanism to tackle such cases.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said he will review the situation and added that they would intensify awareness campaigns. He added that medicines have been stocked in all BBMP hospitals.

Doctors have classified patients with the symptoms into A, B and C categories. While the first two categories are for people who have symptoms of sore throat, fever, cold and cough, people in category C are those who have chest pain and breathlessness, require testing and treatment, a BBMP official said.  “On the first day, our 24/7 helpline received seven calls from across the BBMP zones inquiring about cold and fever. None of the cases were a cause for concern,” an official said.

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